The Hauntings of the Harvard Exit Theater

Harvard Exit Theater

The Harvard Exit Theater located in the Seattle area has been rumored to house several hauntings. Starting in the time of the 1920’s, this structure served as the base for the “Women’s Century Club”. The club functions were held on the first floor and several sections of the second floor was devoted to housing many of the members. The third floor was also an area that was dedicated to living arrangements. While this arrangement stayed in effect for several decades, in the year of 1968, the structure converted into what was known as a “Theater House”. In this guide, you will be introduced to the hauntings of the Harvard Exit Theater.

There are many hauntings that are said to occur in this building. All throughout history, the media has taken a huge interest in the paranormal events that are said to occur in the building. Newspapers, television programs, authors, photographers, and even paranormal investigators have swarmed the structure in search of evidence, stories, and experiences that contest to the fact that this structure is haunted. It has been established that at least five to seven spirits reside within the walls of this popular location. If you are interested in haunted places to go, you are likely to be intrigued by the amount of paranormal activity that is experienced at the Harvard Exit Theater.

On the first floor of this theater, one is likely to encounter a male apparition, who is half solid, half transparent. It is said that this spirit dresses in clothes that seem a bit aged – like from early history of the structure. This appears to be an intelligent haunting as he will attempt to interact with others, and even tell people his name. He introduces himself as “Peter”, and seems to be a jovial spirit that loves joking around and being social. However, this spirit has often caught guests off guard and frightens them for the pure and simple fact that he is not alive.

There appears to be another spirit located in the same vicinity of the structure as our friendly ghost, “Peter”. Those who have interacted with this spirit claim that he seems to be of British decent. This spirit is not as social as the first spirit, but he does not seem to be one that causes a lot of complications. Many have felt a presence near them, felt as if they have been touched, or have witnessed unusual lights. The employees of the theater claim that many items, such as films, are moved around. In other incidents, personal belongings may be tugged at or slightly moved. Noises that cannot be accounted for are also heard frequently by guests and employees alike.

There is a female spirit that is said to lurk in various locations of the theater, but mostly in the area of the balcony. She seems to almost get excitement from pestering the individuals that actually work for the Harvard Exit Theater. She will appear, out of no where, in clothing that appears to reflect the Victorian dress style. There are other women who appear to haunt this structure as well. It is believed that these women originate from the Women’s Club that was originally placed in the building. These women appear to know each other, help out the employees, and simply linger throughout the establishment.

There have been many unusual events to take place throughout history in this structure. As a result, it seems that many spirits remain in the area in order to rekindle past emotions, experiences, or to conclude some type of business. If you seek to visit the Harvard Exit Theater, it is likely that you will have a personal encounter of some sort.

807 East Roy at Harvard
Seattle, WA
(206) 781-5755


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